From Decimals to Fractions

From Decimals to Fractions
Step 1: Reviewing Decimals and Fractions

Before learning how to go from fractions to decimals,

Review what decimals are and what they mean.

Review what fractions are and what they mean.

Step 2: From Decimals to Fractions
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You probably use decimals and fractions more than you expect. Did you know that if you convert a decimal into a fraction it does not change its value?

Try this exploration to learn how to convert decimals into fractions.

Step 3: More About Converting Decimals into Fractions
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Sandra says, "I know that 0.3 is equivalent to 3/10. I wonder if 0.03 is then equivalent to 3/100?"

What do you think? How did Sandra arrive at this conclusion? Try this exploration to answer this.

Step 4: Writing Larger Decimal Numbers as Fractions
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You can use the same method you used in previous steps to convert decimal numbers greater than 1, such as 1.25, into fractions.

Start this exploration to find out how!

Step 5: e-Notebook

Shelley missed school when the class learned how to convert decimals into fractions. Read the question she has and write her a note to help her out!

Your teacher may ask you to work on this assignment in class, or it may be a part of your homework.

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